Just The Funny Parts: … And A Few Hard Truths About Sneaking Into The Hollywood Boys’ Club by Nell ScovellJust The Funny Parts: … And A Few Hard Truths About Sneaking Into The Hollywood Boys’ Club by Nell Scovell

Just The Funny Parts: … And A Few Hard Truths About Sneaking Into The Hollywood Boys&#8217…

byNell Scovell

Hardcover | March 6, 2018

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Introduction by Sheryl Sandberg

If Bossypants and Lean In got drunk and hooked up, their sloppy-sex-love-child would be this juicy and insightful memoir which blows the doors off the male dominated writers’ room and offers a scathingly funny account of Hollywood’s sexual politics over the last thirty years.

After David Letterman publicly confessed that he’d had "sex with staffers," former Late Night writer Nell Scovell felt compelled to speak out. Her revelations about gender discrimination in late night TV ignited a serious, sometimes contentious cultural debate about diversity in the workplace. Two years later, Nell was collaborating with Sheryl Sandberg on speeches and Lean In.

In Just the Funny Parts, Nell shares revealing stories about some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Mark Harmon, Bette Midler, Andy Samberg, Candice Bergen, and Bart Simpson. She’ll take you inside the writers’ room where she worked side-by-side with David Letterman, Larry David, Garry Shandling, and Conan O’Brien (to name a few). As Julia Phillips did in You’ll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again and Robert Evans in The Kid Stays in the Picture, Nell offers a candid insider look at Hollywood.

Just the Funny Parts chronicles how Nell survived in a highly-competitive, often hostile environment. As she puts it, "It’s like Unbroken . . . but funnier and with slightly less torture." Timely and humorous, this book offers invaluable workplace advice for men and women, and provides new insights into creating a more equal future.

Nell Scovell is a television and magazine writer, producer, director and collaborator on the #1 New York Times bestseller Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. Her work has appeared in SPY, The New York Times Magazine and Vanity Fair. Her TV credits span thirty years and include Late Night with David Letterman, The Simpsons, Murp...
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Title:Just The Funny Parts: … And A Few Hard Truths About Sneaking Into The Hollywood Boys&#8217…Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.97 inPublished:March 6, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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“I’ve known for a while that Nell is an unusually talented and funny writer, but I had no idea just how much she shaped the TV that I’ve watched for decades—or how much bias she faced along the way. Despite that (and sometimes because of it), this book was a delight to read. It’s full of jokes that made me laugh and sharp analyses that made me think.”